Glass’s operatic ‘The Trial’ brings Kafka up to date

LONDON (Reuters) – American minimalist composer Philip Glass’s new opera “The Trial”, based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with a waltz that is really the start of a “dance of death” for the main character, Josef K.


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If you want to know how the economy is doing, look inside America’s mouth

If you want to know how the economy is doing, look inside America's mouthBig data provided by business intelligence app Sikka says that economic performance can be predicted by dental hygiene. And we're headed for a downturn.>



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Twitter users in France can tweet money

Messaging platform teams up with Groupe BPCE on person-to-person transfers
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The Vietnamese Noodle Salad Known as Bun Bo Xao – New York Times


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The Vietnamese Noodle Salad Known as Bun Bo Xao
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And there you have it: bun bo xao, a warm, made-to-order Vietnamese noodle salad, refreshing and satisfying for an easy lunch or supper. For the uninitiated, this dish makes an easy introduction to Vietnamese cooking. The standard ingredients are all

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War against ISIS: Obama strategy in tatters as militants march on – Times of India


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War against ISIS: Obama strategy in tatters as militants march on
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America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobane and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad. READ ALSO: Need to exterminate ISIS: Bobby Jindal The US-led air attacks …
Top US Gen. Dempsey: ISIS had 'straight shot' to Baghdad airportFox News
Iraq Anbar Police Chief Killed Amid Clashes With Islamic StateBloomberg
Violence in Iraq Kills 50 Kurds Near Baquba, Police Chief in AnbarVoice of America
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Google testing service to connect patients with doctors over video chat

Google testing service to connect patients with doctors over video chatThe internet's good for many things, but it's never been a great source for medical advice. It looks like Google's testing out a new program that could change that. The new service, currently being tested with a limited number of users, connects people searching for health conditions with doctors over video chat.



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Drone strikes on Isis loom large

There are big differences between territory controlled by Isis and other areas where drones have been uaws, as well as questions over their effectiveness
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The Vietnamese Noodle Salad Known as Bun Bo Xao – New York Times


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The Vietnamese Noodle Salad Known as Bun Bo Xao
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And there you have it: bun bo xao, a warm, made-to-order Vietnamese noodle salad, refreshing and satisfying for an easy lunch or supper. For the uninitiated, this dish makes an easy introduction to Vietnamese cooking. The standard ingredients are all

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McCain urges ground troops to defeat Isis: ‘They’re winning, and we’re not’ – The Guardian


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McCain urges ground troops to defeat Isis: 'They're winning, and we're not'
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Senator John McCain has warned that the Islamic State (Isis) is winning in Iraq and Syria, and that the United States needs to deploy ground troops if it is to stave off defeat. The Arizona Republican urged a “fundamental re-evaluation” of US strategy on …
ISIS releases chilling new video featuring 100 recruits at training camp in Iraq Daily Mail
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French bank, Twitter team up for money transfers via tweets

View of the BPCE banking group headquarters during the company's 2011 annual results presentation in ParisBy Leila Abboud and Eric Auchard PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE , France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks new sources of revenue beyond advertising. Twitter is racing other tech giants Apple and Facebook to get a foothold in new payment services for mobile phones or apps. …



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